Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways for you to maintain good vision health at home. Several of these tips may seem obvious, but others not so much. The most obvious vision tips is to wear your glasses or contacts regularly and as prescribed. This may seem like a simple tip, yet your glasses or contacts can’t help you seem properly if you keep them on your dresser or don’t use them. Eat healthy, whole foods too. There are countless benefits towards eating fruits, vegetables, and whole foods, coupled with reducing processed junk food from your diet. And your eyes are just one of the parts of your body that will appreciate it!
Wash your hands before touching your eyes, and try to avoid touching your eyes and face. This will help reduce your chance for colds or eye infections, like conjunctivitis. Wear eye protection when performing tasks that could damage your eyes. For instance, wear protective eye wear when you are cutting logs with your chainsaw, mowing the yard, riding on your motorcycle, or other activities. And if you are going to be outside in the sun, protect your eyes with sunglasses or a hat. Don’t smoke! Or, if you already smoke then quit. Smoking has been linked to several vision issues such as cataracts.